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Internet: Past, Present and Future

Examine the history and evolution of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Reflect on where these technologies started. Identify and explain the roles of ARPANET, NSF, and IETF. Then, describe the evolution of the WWW. Discuss the future trends predicted for the Internet and explain the movement towards Internet 2.

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A DETAILED GUIDE TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET, WWW, INTERNET 2, AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET

EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET

The origin of the Internet can be traced to 1969, when the U.S. government established a network called ARPANET, and to the efforts beginning in 1989 that led to what is known today as the World Wide Web.

ARPANET

The purpose of ARPANET , a product of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, was to make it possible for military personnel and civilian researchers to exchange information relating to military matters. It was the first network to demonstrate the feasibility of computer-to-computer transmission of data in the form of packets.
ARPANET still exists. In fact, along with two other networks _ CSNET (Computer Science Network) and NSFNET (National Science Foundation Network), it forms what is today known as the internet. Internet is the name given to the world's largest collection of computer networks, each of which is composed of a collection of smaller networks.
When a person requests data from the internet, the request travels from computer to computer through the network until it reaches the location where the data is stored. The response follows the same computer-to-computer path back to the person who made the request.
During the 1970s, work on ARPANET consisted of connecting the various networks and developing the necessary ...

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This solution traces the history of the internet and what will it be in the future.

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